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Gaylord Palms’ ICE! — we’ve shared it all with you. From the resort’s theme announcement of “A Christmas Story” in July, to the early construction of the 2-million pound ice display in October. And even some photos of our favorite sculptures during opening weekend in November. 

But tonight, you can experience ICE! in an unconventional way — in your swimsuit.

Gaylord Palms is inviting everyone to grab their swimwear and dash through the 9-degree attraction, for a “mishmash” of Florida fun in a winter wonderland.

“We wanted to offer something different and fun for adults — an out of the ordinary date night,” said Gaylord Palms Director of Public Relations & Marketing Chris Brumbaugh. “We teamed up with Orlando Date Night Guide to develop something fun and festive, not just an ugly sweater party, but something only Gaylord Palms could offer! Where else in Orlando — or Florida?! — can you go ice sliding and snow tubing? And dressing for the pool is a fun Florida twist on the wintery fun.”

Gaylord Palms Safety Note: It’s important to remember that this is not a contest, and you should expect to only spend a few minutes inside of ICE!.

Guests interested in participating must be 18 years or older. Tickets include event-exclusive admission to ICE! (featuring “A Christmas Story”), unlimited snow tubing during the event, one complimentary hot chocolate, a live DJ and self-parking for one vehicle. Guests ages 21 and up are welcome to enjoy signature holiday drinks, beer or wine.

For more information about this event, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/212051373077023/


WHEN Today, Dec. 13, from 8 to 10 p.m. 

WHERE Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, located at 6000 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee

WHAT TO WEAR A swimsuit! You may also choose to wear “summer” clothing, like a T-shirt and shorts. Shoes are required. Restrooms are located near the ICE! entrance for changing. 

Note: Gaylord Palms Resort will provide an area for you to store your belongings, however, this area will not be monitored and you should leave your items there at your own risk.